The Undergraduate's Companion to African Writers and Their Web Sites

The Undergraduate's Companion to African Writers and Their Web Sites

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Discover the best resources available on 300 influential African writers, drawn from the major geographical regions of Sub-Sahara and Maghreb.
Now a firmly established part of world literature course offerings in many general education curricula, African literature is no longer housed exclusively with African Studies programs, and is often studied in English, French, Portuguese, Women's Studies, and Comparative Studies departments. This book helps fill the great need for research materials on this topic, presenting the best resources available for 300 African writers. These writers have been carefully selected to include both well-known writers and those less commonly studied yet highly influential. They are drawn from both the Sub-Sahara and the Maghreb, the major geographical regions of Africa.

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This resource guides students to information on some 300 writers from 39 African countries. With one exception, all writers discussed are from the late 19th or 20th century, and all of them have a significant presence both in reference books and on the Web. Each writer's entry begins with his or her full name (with variants) and date of birth, followed by listings of Web sites, biographies, and literary criticism. Conteh-Morgan is a bibliographer for the Ohio State U. Libraries. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, c2005
ISBN: 9781591581161
Characteristics: xv, 185 p. ; 24 cm

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